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Sacked Gay Priest Hired at Penn

Sacked Gay Priest Hired at Penn

Father James St. George, who says he was fired from his teaching position at Philadelphia’s Chestnut Hill College because he was gay, has landed on his feet and secured a job at the University of Pennsylvania.

St. George, who is a priest at St. Miriam Church in Blue Bell, part of a Catholic sect that allows gay clergy and is not affiliated with the Vatican, will be teaching a class on religion, social justice, and urban development, along with another of Penn's professors.

According to NBC Philadelphia, administrators at Chestnut Hill said they had been “under the impression that St. George was a Roman Catholic–ordained priest, a requirement for teaching at the school, because he wore a traditional Catholic priest's collar.”

"It feels good to be teaching again," St. George said.

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